Two Works among the Top Downloaded Papers in JGR Space Physics 2018-2019

Sharing a bit of good news in these strange times! Recently Wiley informed me that that two of my latest works were among the top 10 % downloaded papers published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics between January 2018 and December 2019.

Interestingly, both papers provide brief reviews on a particular topic in radiation belt research:
1) adiabatic invariant theory, and
2) radial diffusion

The first paper is entitled “Coordinates For Representing Radiation Belt Particle Flux”. It is authored by Juan G. Roederer and myself. It insists on the importance of adiabatic invariant theory when it comes to analyzing measured particle fluxes, and it provides a brief review on the history of radiation belt parameterization.

The second paper, entitled “Analytic Expressions for Radial Diffusion”, discusses existing theoretical formulas to quantify radial diffusion. Unfortunately, there were many unexplained errors during the production process, and many misprints were present in the first published version of the article. The issue is now fixed.  All of this is to say: make sure you have downloaded the latest version of the paper!

I prepared the latter article while I was working with Peter Kollmann and others on a big scientific review on “Radial Diffusion at Earth and Beyond” that is now published in Space Science Reviews. Don’t hesitate to have a look if you are interested in learning more about adiabatic theory and radial diffusion! You can also navigate the website and scroll through the various seminar slides on the topic.

Thanks again for your interest in the works! and thanks all for the clicks!


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